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This may seem silly but it's actually starting to bug me. Does anybody know of a very good monitor calibration guide?
My monitors colors contrast, brightness, and who knows what else are really messed up, and I can't seem to get the right values. I'm getting tired of trying different things and would like to find a good, professional, guide to show me in the right direction.
I have a Benq 2720T and am using Lightboost.
Thanks!
-Francisco

Edit: I am not looking for an expensive monitor calibration device, just a guide so I may do it myself!
Edited by falven - 10/4/13 at 1:19pm
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its hard/impossible to do yourself,

thats why there is a device.

every panel is not the same so setting settings a certain way that someone says most likely wont work for you. even if its the same model same manufacture.
     
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You cangget a TN panel very close to "very good" doing it by eye, I am far from a color expert but I am almost always within 90pct or better of what I can get with a Spyder4Elite. The true 8bit, much less 10bit, panels are much harder to calibrate by eye and I don't even try.

Use the Lagom tests, after setting everything back to 50/100 and all colors at 100/100. If possible, start with sRGB mode, but if not justuse custom mode. Oh, and sharpness is almost always way too high. Turn it all the way down and increase one at a time and stop the second the text loses its blur. Otherwise you will have halos.
   
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